Stephen Ezell

Stephen Ezell
Vice President, Global Innovation Policy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Phone: 
202-449-1349

Stephen Ezell is the Vice President of Global Innovation Policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), with a focus on science and technology policy, international competitiveness, and trade, manufacturing, and services issues. He is the co-author with Dr. Robert Atkinson of Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage (Yale, September 2012). Mr. Ezell comes to ITIF from Peer Insight, an innovation research and consulting firm he co-founded in 2003 to study the practice of innovation in service industries. At Peer Insight, Mr. Ezell led the Global Service Innovation Consortium, published multiple research papers on service innovation, and researched national service innovation policies being implemented by governments worldwide.

Prior to forming Peer Insight, Mr. Ezell worked in the New Service Development group at the NASDAQ Stock Market, where he spearheaded the creation of the NASDAQ Market Intelligence Desk and the NASDAQ Corporate Services Network, services for NASDAQ-listed corporations. Previously, Mr. Ezell co-founded two successful innovation ventures, the high-tech services firm Brivo Systems and Lynx Capital, a boutique investment bank. Stephen holds a B.S. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, with an Honors Certificate from Georgetown’s Landegger International Business Diplomacy program.

Recent Events

February 10, 2016

U.S. economic, trade, and innovation policies do not exist in a vacuum; they are inextricably linked to other countries' policies. Please join ITIF for a discussion hosted by Senators Chris Coons and Jerry Moran on how effective America is at bolstering innovation for our own benefit and for the good of the global economy.

January 20, 2016

Please join ITIF as it releases a seminal new report ranking 56 nations on the extent to which their policies either contribute to or detract from global innovation. The event also will discuss what countries, individually and collectively, need to do to enact innovation-based growth policies that move toward a more effective global innovation system that maximizes commonly shared global prosperity and positions humanity to better deal with grand challenges.

November 3, 2015

Please join ITIF as the authors of "Technological Innovation in Legacy Sectors" share key conclusions from the book and their implications for America’s innovation policymakers.

September 17, 2015

Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States later this month, please join ITIF on September 17 for an expert panel discussion exploring the ramifications of China’s economic and trade strategies and delving into potential remedies and responses.

June 11, 2015

Please join the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and the Technology Policy Institute for an in-depth panel discussion about the European Commission’s recently unveiled strategy.

Recent Publications

February 10, 2016

The Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act strengthens U.S. manufacturing at community levels, writes Stephen Ezell in Innovation Files.

January 28, 2016

When it comes to the kinds of public policies that help shape innovation, no country is an island, writes Stephen Ezell in The Globalist.

January 20, 2016

This report assesses 56 countries on how their economic and trade policies contribute to and detract from innovation globally.

January 4, 2016

After almost 15 years of Chinese membership in the WTO, it is becoming increasingly clear that the vision of China embracing a rules-governed, market-based global trade system has yet to materialize, Stephen Ezell writes in The International Economy.

October 9, 2015

In a new book, Stephen Ezell and two co-authors develop a compelling new model of the innovation process in service firms, called the Service Innovation Triangle.

October 2, 2015

On this National Manufacturing Day, policymakers can and should be doing much more to stimulate the growth and competitiveness of America's manufacturing economy, write Stephen Ezell and Adams Nager in The Hill.

Recent Presentations

September 14, 2015

Stephen Ezell gave a presentation to staff from the International Trade Administration on the key elements of Europe’s Digital Single Market and General Data Protection Regulation proposals, discussing some of the competition, trade, and economic policy issues they raise.

February 5, 2015

The presentation contends that the great age of innovation is far from over, but that a faltering policy environment is preventing American innovation from reaching its true potential.

January 26, 2015

Rob Atkinson and Stephen Ezell presented the Indian Economy at a Crossroads report in New Delhi.

November 30, 2014

This presentation provides an overview of Silicon Valley’s innovation economy, explaining the key elements making it the world’s most fertile innovation ecosystem.

November 20, 2014

Stephen Ezell presented on Mexico’s Innovation Ecosystem at the Wilson Center.

September 2, 2014

Stephen Ezell presented at the Swedish Network for Innovation and Technology Transfer Support’s Innovation by Collaboration conference.